Resources for VBAC Moms

Did you know that 1 out of every 3 women giving birth in America will have a cesarean?

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) reports that two top reasons for first time moms to have a cesarean is because of “non-reassuring fetal heart tones” and “failure to progress”. Those two categories account for HALF of first time cesareans! See the linked paper below (Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean) for how ACOG believes we can lower cesarean rates and improve care for women and babies!

As the leader of ICAN of Hampton Roads, I understand the challenges that VBAC moms face when it comes to maternity care in the United States.  From finding a supportive birth team to understanding the medical research and guidelines surrounding VBAC.  Navigating the medical system, for some moms, leave them feeling alone and without options. If this sounds like your story- you are not alone! Below are some of the best resources available for VBAC moms.

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Resources

ICAN Cesarean Support, Recovery, Prevention

VBAC Education Project

Virginia OB & Hospital Cesarean Rates

MUST Reads

ACOG VBAC Guidelines and Information

ACOG Practice Bulletin #115

ACOG 2010 Safe Prevention of the Primary Ceserean